The Bend Beer Chase is a six-person running relay spanning approximately 55 miles over one epic day. Consisting of 12 legs of varying distance (4-8 miles per leg), each runner on the team runs two legs. The course starts at 10 Barrel Brewing in Bend, travels to Redmond and back to finish at the Deschutes Historical Museum in downtown Bend. Along the entire course, local breweries host exchange points where participants sample their craft. With 20 beers on tap at the Finish Line, participants can enjoy a full pint from their favorite brewery! Teams are encouraged to run/walk the Keg Leg, a 3-mile route through downtown Bend, where teams experience eight great local craft breweries. Come join us at the Bend Beer Chase, and take the opportunity to spend the day outdoors enjoying the views, amazing craft brews, and getting in some exercise, all while being with friends!
Bend Beer Chase will be held as an in-person event in 2021. CLICK HERE for the most recent COVID-19 Update and info on the Virtual Participant Option.
ONE DAY RELAY * 55 MILES * 12 LEGS * 6 RUNNERS
September 25, 2021
The Bend Beer Chase is a one-day six-person running & walking relay of approximately 55 miles, consisting of 12 legs of varying distance (4-8 miles per leg). The course starts in Bend, travels to Redmond, and returns to finish in Bend, while experiencing the amazing craft breweries of Central Oregon. On a 6-person team, each person runs 2 legs; On a 3-person team, each person runs 4 legs and we welcome teams of all sizes between 1 and 6 runners/walkers. The relay starts at 10 Barrel on the east side of Bend and finishes with a beer festival hosted in downtown Bend on the beautiful grounds of the Deschutes Historical Museum. Each time you exchange at a brewery, you have the option to enjoy a 3-4oz sample of craft beer from the sponsoring brewery. Consumption is not required. Every team is required to have a designated driver and DD’s are not allowed to consume alcohol during the event.
Once your team completes the relay portion of the race in downtown Bend, teams have the opportunity to participate in the Keg Leg, a 3 mile walk/run with stops at 8 breweries in downtown Bend. The Keg Leg starts and finishes at the Deschutes Historical Museum after the completion of the Relay. The Keg Leg is included with team relay registration and van drivers/ designated drivers and official team volunteers are welcome to participate with their team at no additional charge. Other friends or family members can register separately for the Keg Leg. See more details below.
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|Division||EARLY (Before April 1)||REGULAR (before July 1)||LATE (after July 1)|
Choose your volunteer option:
Hire-A-Volunteer Donation Fees:
2020 Team Captains – Click HERE for instructions on how to apply your 2020 credit to your 2021 registration.
|Open||One or more under 40|
|Masters||All 40 or over|
|Sub-Masters||All 30 or over|
|Corporate||At least 4 employees from same company*|
|Public Service||Military/ Law Enforcement/ Firemen^|
|Brewers||At least 4 employees from same brewery**|
|Solo/ Pair/ Ultra||1/2/3-4 runners|
|Eco-Challenge||No team van! All members ride bikes between exchange points|
*CORPORATE: At least 4 members must be employed or relatives of employees by the same company. No gender categories in this division.
^PUBLIC SERVICE: At least 4 members or relatives. No gender categories in this division.
**BREWERS: At least 4 employees must be employed or relatives of employees by the same brewery. No gender categories in this division.
Don’t have a full team? Looking to join a team? You’ve come to the right place!
Step 1: Fill out this form with your information.
Step 2: Go to this spreadsheet to find teams looking for runners or runners looking for a team. Contact them directly.
Step 3: Once you’ve found your match made in heaven, email [email protected] to be removed from the list. Please include “Bend Beer Chase” and the name listed in the spreadsheet in your request email.
The Bend Beer Chase Keg Leg is a 3-mile run/walk with your friends to experience a number of amazing breweries in downtown Bend.
All Bend Beer Chase participants are automatically registered for the Keg Leg. Individuals looking to participate in the Keg Leg only can register separately. You will receive your bib, participant shirt and taster cup.
|Individual Keg Leg||$40 per person|
All Bend Beer Chase participants are automatically registered for the Keg Leg. Individuals looking to participate in the Keg Leg only can register separately.